Exfoliating oily skin helps manage excessive skin oil and keeps away pimples and blackheads. To learn how to exfoliate oily skin, read through this piece of writing.

Exfoliating Oily Skin

Exfoliation helps keep your skin free from dirt and buildup of dead cells. Pollution, chemicals in cosmetics, and unhealthy eating habits damage our skin on a daily basis. Thus, exfoliation helps keep the skin clean by removing the dead outer layer of the skin. Exfoliation mildly abrades the skin as a result revealing the underlying soft and subtle skin. Exfoliation is especially necessary to control oily skin. Oily skin produces excessive oil due to the presence of overactive oil glands present under the skin. Excess oil clogs skin pores and assists dirt accumulation leading to the formation of acne and blackheads. If left untreated, bacteria build up, making the acnes worse. Regular cleaning and exfoliation helps manage the excess skin oil. Plus, it also minimizes the risk of acne breakout. However, you should know the right technique to exfoliate your oily skin, as vigorous rubbing can damage the skin stimulating the oil glands to secrete more oil. To learn how to exfoliate oily skin correctly, examine the sections that follow.

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How To Exfoliate Oily Skin

Things Needed
  • Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Oil-free Moisturizer
  • Loofah
  • Splash water on your skin to make it wet.
  • Apply an exfoliating cleanser on your skin.
  • Take a sponge or a loofah and scrub your skin gently in circular motions.
  • Don’t scrub too hard, as doing so can damage your skin.
  • Once done, wash the exfoliated areas well.
  • Exfoliating can dry your skin a lot. Therefore, it is always good to use an oil free moisturizer every time you exfoliate your skin.
  • You can make exfoliating masks at home with stocks available in your pantry. For instance, take an apple and grate it in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of honey to it. Mix the ingredients together until a thick paste is formed. Apply the paste on your face and neck and allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse off with cold water.
  • Egg white is very good for oily skin. Take egg whites in a bowl and beat them till they froth. Add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Apply the mixture on your face and leave it to dry. When you feel your skin tightening, rinse off with cold water. This exfoliating face scrub is especially good if you have blackhead.
  • Mix four tablespoons of oat flour with two tablespoons milk and one tablespoon of lemon juice to make a smooth paste. Apply the paste on your face and allow it to sit for some time. Rinse your face with warm water. You can use this paste twice a week to keep excess oil secretion under control.
  • Do not over-exfoliate your skin. Although exfoliating will make your skin less oily, it can also cause it to crack.
  • Forceful exfoliation can even break the tiny blood vessels under your skin, so be gentle while exfoliating your skin.
  • Salt scrubs usually have larger grains and can be very rough on your skin. So, think twice before using them.
  • A plant or sugar scrub is gentle and works great to exfoliate oily skin.
  • Thick granular scrub work wonders for body skin, but may not be the best bet for the more delicate facial skin. So choose and buy your exfoliator carefully keeping your requirements in mind.
  • Consult a dermatologist if you have serious skin problems like acne, eczema before using any exfoliating cream.
  • While exfoliating your facial skin, rub gently avoiding the areas under your eyes and other delicate or injured areas to avoid any further damage.
Exfoliating oily skin from time to time will not only leave your skin glowing and looking fresh, but will save you from a lot of unwanted skin conditions as well.   

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